The Last Civil War Widow Just Died

Our history of slavery and sexism is closer than we think

On December 16, 2020, the last widow of an American Civil War Veteran died. I haven’t been able to get her story out of my mind since I read it a few months ago. It has single-handedly reframed for my equality-naive white guy mind how I view the current fight for equality for African-Americans and women. It…